Well, Hollywood’s big movie awards are less than a week away, and we’re still obsessing over the music. As we mull over this year’s Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song, we can’t help but wonder about what should have been from Oscars past. Sure, they may get it right most of the time, but sometimes the Academy misses the mark (as it did often in the early 2000s). Below we look back at the last 15 years and make a case for five of our favorite Oscar-nominated songs that should have landed the little bald dude, but didn’t. More »
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In order to make today (and tonight) the peak sexy-time of the season, we offer to you, dear readers, a playlist that’s engineered for maximum stimulation. Dinner reservations, expensive trinkets and not being a total d-bag are still on you, but with this enchanting arrangement of boot-knockin’ toons blasting from your speakers, a successful nightcap is halfway in the bag. (Which, if things go well, you and your date should be, too.) More »
So while you’re spending Valentine’s Eve at home, alone, with a heart-shaped box of candy and a wine-shaped box of comfort, crank up this very special selection of songs devoted to the the unlucky in love. We’ve programmed it for maximum tearsiness and ultimate single-person empowerment (ie., crying into a mirror while lip-syncing), from the bottom of our own broken hearts. More »
Whether it’s an empowering track reminding you why it’s great being independent or the song that explains all the ways that your ex simply wasn’t worth it in any way, shape or form, there is a jam for anyone and everyone. We’ve gathered up 10 of them below for your listening pleasure, courtesy of our customized Rdio player! More »
In fact, there wasn’t a proper music event in 2012 that didn’t seize the opportunity to memorialize Houston through performance. From the legendary peers that worked alongside Whitney from the start, to the new crop of singers inspired by the iconic diva, it was quite a collection that took to the stage to pay their respects. The early tributes, appropriately, reflected the sadness of a life lost too soon. As the year went on, however, these performances evolved to a celebration of The Voice’s energy and charismatic stage presence.
Starting with Jennifer Hudson’s somber performance of “I Will Always Love You” during last year’s Grammys, and moving toward an eventual spirited celebration of Houston’s more upbeat hits, we’ve rounded up our five favorite tributes to the singer. (And spoiler alert: Glee’s Whitney Houston-themed episode didn’t make the cut. At all.) More »
We rounded up two handfuls of such snubbed songs below. Revisit them and feel the injustice! More »
As it turns out, there are a few stones still left unturned when it comes to Bey’s career, although some of these suggestions are more probable than others. Will Bey ever really play a show on the moon? Maybe not, but let’s not rule anything out too quickly. This is, after all, the woman who, for the most part, has managed to keep her child’s face a secret for over a year now. More »
With so much on the line, composing the perfect halftime setlist is critical. We know the Beyonce is going to reunite with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to belt out a medley of Destiny’s Child hits on February 3. But the rest of her set is a complete mystery. We’ve dusted off our crystal ball to create a theoretical list that showcases King B’s incredible talent and diversity. Be sure to let us know what you think about our selections below! More »
So how will the reunited Destiny’s Child members play off of each other, nine years after their last album? And more importantly, what type of fashion coordination will they come up with for this big event? We’ve got three weeks before these burning questions are answered, survivors, and until then, we’re going to be tailgating by watching some of Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams‘ great past live performances. More »
Though often thought of as Oscar’s little sister — and a somewhat reliable predictor of who will win Academy Award gold — the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual accolade has a style all its own, and nowhere is this style more evident than in its strange history of Best Original Song nominees.
What follows is a look at some of the Golden Globe-nominated movie songs that once graced the big screen and the red carpet, only to fall into obscurity almost immediately after the night they lost. We couldn’t let them lay forgotten, so we’ve resurrected ten songs here for your listening enjoyment. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you, and thank us later for not including Pia Zadora, Frank Stallone or Gwynteh Paltrow.) More »